Haute Couture

Guo Pei Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020

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Guo Pei Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020

Chinese couturier Guo Pei sought to describe her Shangri-La in a high-fantasy collection for Spring/Summer 2020, full of fantasy silhouettes redolent of Asian mythologies, inspired by the Himalayas, symbol of elevation, a sacred destination within one’s mind. ©Guo Pei

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Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020

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Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020

Virginie Viard presented her second Haute Couture collection, for Spring/Summer 2020, for Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris, as usual. This time, the Grand Palais morphed into a replica of the late designer’s childhood convent school at Cistercian Abbey of Aubazine, where Coco Chanel spent part of her childhood at an orphanage. The theme

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Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020

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Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020

For the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection, titled ‘’Sensory Seas’’, Iris van Herpen brang her scientific fascinations up, by exploring the branching forms of dendrites and deep-sea hydrozoa organisms, their natural and varied states of movement. ”I was mesmerized with the way art and science merged the Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020

Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her latest vision for Dior, returning to one of her favorite themes – feminism – while also tapping into Greek mythology for the Spring/Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection. When finding inspiration for this collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri turned to one powerful quote of American feminist artist Judy Chicago: ‘’What If Women

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Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020

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Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020

For the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection, Schiaparelli’s artistic director Daniel Roseberry said he was inspired by the Sports Illustrated old swimsuit 1980s shots of Elle MacPherson, the Australian model famously nicknamed The Body, for a series of clingy, multicolored gowns, including one with a pink skirt that was wider than an inflatable dinghy. The

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Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

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Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019

This season, Alexandre Vauthier explored the very essence of French couture: le chic Parisien absolu. ‘’It’s really a question of allure, of certain color codes, the good balance between, say, embroidered or not embroidered. It’s the chic of having clothes with an impeccable cut, on which hours of artisanal savoir faire were spent, but which

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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019

For Spring/Summer 2019, French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier took inspiration from the deep sea and Japan. The collection stayed true to the couturier’s freewheeling spirit with iterations of the iconic Gaultier marinière which was offered then in variations ranging from classic suiting pinstripes, trompe l’oeil jeans, fringed cages, to Mexican blanket stripes. The show also featured

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Maison Margiela Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

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Maison Margiela Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019

For Maison Margiela haute couture Spring/Summer 2019 collection, John Galliano defines decadence – which he equates with excess, and what’s more excessive today than the insatiable thirst for technology, especially among Gen Z types – as ‘’the artifice, the decay’’, and for him, it takes many forms. ‘’The overstimulation of computer-generated imagery alters reality and

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Balmain Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

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Balmain Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019

Olivier Rousteing is marking Balmain’s return to haute couture after 16 years as a guest on the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture’s Spring/Summer 2019 schedule. The last time the French fashion house showed at haute couture week was in 2002 when Oscar de la Renta was still creative director. The heavy bling, sharp shoulders,

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Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

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Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019

Vibrant and vivacious, Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019 collection is a celebration of Latin American femininity and tribute to the stylish legacy of La Doña, the legendary Mexican actress María Félix, and to her empowered persona, daring sensuality and spirit of fashion beyond fear. Unravelled and reinterpreted, the collection is a rich samba

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